Goldrush Belgian Blonde - Pikes Peak Brewing Company

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Goldrush Belgian Blonde
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85
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 6.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Pikes Peak Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SkeeterBoganski on 11-11-2012

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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewery on March 2nd, 2012.

Half-inch head; nice golden color; head settles after first sip; great Belgian hop nose; very well balanced on the nose as well; totally Belgian forward; accessible; smooth flavor; again, balanced; overall light but fruit-flavored and well-hidden abv; almost Fruity Pebble cereal taste here; good beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of timontheroad
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 32 oz Crowler at the brewery. Golden straw color, slightly hazy appearance. Quarter inch head that quickly faded to nothing. Slight spicy, funky aroma up front with some slight sweet malt smells. Very sweet taste, didn't get as much of the funk in the taste - wish there had been more, something seems just a bit off in the taste. The mouthfeel was fairly light, with good carbonation. Overall, not a bad representation of a Belgian Pale Ale, but not out of this world either.

Photo of kuitara
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drunk at Stapleton Tap House. On tap list as "Belgian Golden Ale." Slight sour on the nose. Nice golden color that almost looks like a blonde. Great carbonation but short head. Sweet taste and nice straight forward Belgian.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

perhaps not the most compelling beer these guys make, but i think it has a lot of positives. the first is its fluffy body, its feels almost rich, yet still finishes on the dry side, and coats the palate with wheat textured fullness and bright carbonation, really good feel for the style. the other thing i like is the yeast, its not bubblegum or candy sweet and doesnt do the usual fruity ester thing to this all the way, its a lot more subtle and in a simple brew like this one, i think its a positive rather than a negative. maybe lower temperature fermentation than others, im not sure, but it works really well. what works less well is the grain, just a touch tannic and sweet in the middle, i guess it fits the belgian bill, but its too much here. it also tastes the same from start to finish. i am used to at least a little bit of evolution in belgian beer, you know, things coming on in waves, multiple dimensions, this doesnt really have that, but with its great mouthfeel i find it refreshingly simplistic. i could drink a whole bunch of these in warm weather, more than i can say about many other belgian types. more hops would pop it off it i think, especially something unique, but the foundation isnt at all bad. there just happen to be a lot more interesting beers on the menu down here at pikes peak...

Goldrush Belgian Blonde from Pikes Peak Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.